Bernice Gwendolyn “Gwen” Uncapher, age 92, passed away 

Tuesday, June 30, 2020, at her home near Mendon, where 

her loving family had cared for her the past few years.  


She was born October 29, 1927, in Van Wert County, to 

George Allen Sr. & Mildred Gwendolyn ( Ditto ) Armstrong. 


Gwen and William Austin “Bud” Uncapher were married on

March 14, 1949.  He preceded her in death October 1, 1999.


She is survived by 4 children: Dennis "Sam" ( Deb ) Uncapher

and Marcia ( Tom ) Miller of Mendon, Steve ( Jo ) Uncapher

and Darlene Uncapher ( Mike Vann ) of Rockford, a brother,

Alfred ( Tootie ) Armstrong of St. Marys, 11 grandchildren,

26 great-grand, and sisters-in-law: Barbara Armstrong

of Mendon, Norma Jean Stienecker of Celina, and Billie 

( Johnny ) Wickham of South Point, and her late daughter 

Janet’s life partner, Kerry Burrington, of Sebring, FL.


Gwen was preceded in death by daughter Janet Uncapher 

on August 23, 2019, 2 great-granddaughters, brothers & 

sisters: Edith ( Layton ) Adams, George Jr. ( Mildred and Linda ) 

Armstrong, Paul ( Marilyn ) Armstrong, Thomas Armstrong, 

Catherine ( Harold ) Fleming, and an infant brother, Larry.


A homemaker, Gwen had worked at National Seal and Borden 

Foods in Van Wert, Goodyear and the Cotton Mill in St. Marys, 

then retired from Huffy Bicycles in Celina.  Years ago, Gwen 

and her husband also operated Bud's Restaurant in Mendon.


Gwen was a member of the Mendon United Methodist Church 

for many years.  A 70-year member of the Order of the Eastern 

Star Chapter in Mendon and later Spencerville, she once held 

several positions within the organization.  Representing the 

Eastern Star, Gwen had traveled throughout Ohio and parts 

of the U.S.


Always a thoughtful gift giver, Gwen lovingly crocheted afghans, 

baby blankets, and other items for her family, and had made 

quilts for all her children and blankets for the grandchildren.  

She also enjoyed sewing, needlepoint, ceramics, and reading.  


Gwen researched family genealogy extensively, and presented her 

children with books of detailed family history she had prepared.


Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, July 7, at 

the Mendon United Methodist Church.  Pastors Rob Glenn and 

Don Clinger will officiate.  Burial will follow at Mendon Cemetery. 


Calling Hours are 2:00-4:00 & 6:00-8:00 PM, Monday, July 6, at 

W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home in Mendon, and from 

10:00-11:00 AM on Tuesday, at Mendon UMC.


Memorial Contributions may be made to the Mendon United 

Methodist Church or Community Health Professionals Visiting 

Nurses and Hospice.


Online Condolences can be expressed to the Uncapher family 

at dickandsonshellwarthfh.com.  


Attendees at the visitation and funeral are asked to please follow 

the COVID-19 guidelines established by the Ohio Department of 

Health and Governor DeWine.



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